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77,762.  I’ve never really wanted to go to Japan.  Simply because I don’t like eating fish.  (Japan & Fish)  Britney Spears

 

 

94,776.  Japan was helped to industrialize, but the US maintained control over its energy supplies and oil-refining facilities.  As late as 1973 ‘only 10 per cent of Japan’s oil supply was developed by Japanese companies’.  (Japan & Oil)  Noam Chomsky, Deterring Democracy, citing George Kannan

 

94,891.  Japan’s colonial policies were extremely brutal, but they laid a basis for economic development.  These economic successes ... are no tribute either to democracy or to the wonders of the market; rather, to harsh labor conditions, efficient quasi-fascist political systems ...  (Japan & Labour & Trade Union)  ibid.

 

94,919.  In part, the dismissive assessment of Japan’s prospects was based on the failure of Japanese industrial recovery prior to the economic stimulus of military procurements for the Korean War.  In part, there was doubtless an element of racism – illustrated, for example, in the reaction of the business community to the democratic labor laws introduced by the US military occupation.  These laws were opposed by business generally.  They were bitterly denounced by James Lee Kauffman, one of the influential members of the business lobby that worked to impede the democratization of Japan.  (Japan & Labour & Trade Union)  ibid.  

 

94,920.  Militant labor action was barred, including some attempts to establish workers’ control over production.  Even these partial steps towards democracy scandalized the State Department.  (Japan & Labour & Trade Union)  ibid.

 

94,921.  These pressures led to the ‘reverse course’ of 1947, which ensured that there would be no serious challenge to government-corporate domination over labor, the media and the political system.  (Japan & Labour & Trade Union)  ibid.

 

94,922.  Leftists who had been jailed under fascist rule were excluded, the normal pattern worldwide.  Labor was suppressed with considerable police violence, and elimination of the right to strike and collective bargaining.  The goal was to ensure business control over labor through conservative unions.  (Japan & Labour & Trade Union)  ibid.  

 

94,923.  The Japanese business classes were reconstituted much as under the fascist regime, placed in power in close collaboration with the authorities of the centralized zone.  ibid.

 

94,924.  While Japanese corporate conglomerates were reinforced, labor was weakened and splintered, with the collaboration of US labor leaders, as elsewhere in the world.  (Japan & Labour & Trade Union)  ibid.

 

94,926.  Japan has perhaps the weakest labor movement in the industrial capitalist world, with the possible exception of the United States itself.  It is a disciplined society, under the firm control of the traditional state capitalist management.  (Japan & Labour)  ibid.

 

 

4,416.  For two hundred years cut off from the rest of the world ... The Samurai have ruled Japan for six hundred years.  A warrior class that lives and dies by the sword.  (Humanity & Japan)  Mankind: The Story of All of Us XI

  

4,417.  Mitsubishi becomes the world’s largest corporation.  (Humanity & Japan & Corporation)  ibid.

 

4,423.  The atom bomb: code name Little Boy.  Target: Hiroshima, Japan ... The bomb kills more than 60,000 instantly.  (Humanity & Atom & Japan)  Mankind: The Story of All of Us XII

 

 

8,818.  Yonagunl Japan: this small island is at the westernmost tip of the Japanese archipelago ... A massive complex of stone formation hidden just sixty feet beneath the surface.  (Ancient Astronaut Theory & Aliens & Sea & Monument & Japan)  Ancient Aliens: Underwater World s2e3

 

 

8,705.  Known as earthquake lights, mainstream scientists have been studying the phenomena since they were first photographed in Japan in the 1960s.  (Alien & Ancient Astronaut Theory & Earthquake & Japan)  Ancient Aliens: Alien Devastations s2e9

 

 

8,674.  Suicide Forest, Japan: said to contain high levels of electromagnetic energy.  (Aliens & Ancient Astronaut Theory & Suicide & Japan & Forest)  Ancient Aliens: Aliens and Evil Places s3e10

 

 

8,826.  The Dogu a long time ago descended from the skies and taught the Japanese people.  (Alien & Ancient Astronaut Theory & Japan)  Giorgio A Tsoukalos

 

 

13,268.  Japanese cult Leader Shoko Asahara convinced his disciples he was Christ reincarnated and that they must surrender their will to his for ultimate salvation ... In blind obedience to their leader, cult members poured their resources into a deadly scheme.  March 20th 1995, Monday morning rush hour: as millions of commuters board the Tokyo subways, members of Aum Shinriko release a deadly nerve agent on five different trains throughout the city.  (Cults & Murders & Japan & Underground)  Cults: Devotion

 

 

18,150.  In modern-day Japan there’s an ancient brotherhood of gangsters known as the Yakuza.  Secretive organisations that control a criminal empire.  (Gangs: Japan & Japan)  Yakuza: Gangster Brotherhood

 

18,151.  The Yakuza is one of the world’s biggest mafias.  Over 80,000 mobsters control crime rackets, drug deals, human trafficking and protection.  (Gangs: Japan & Japan)  ibid.

 

18,152.  Across Japan more than twenty crime syndicates compete for a piece of the action.  (Gangs: Japan & Japan)  ibid.

 

18,153.  In Japan the Yakuza are legal organisations.  (Gangs: Japan & Japan)  ibid.

 

18,154.  Some people take their problems directly to their local Yakuza.  (Gangs: Japan & Japan)  ibid.

 

18,155.  Some estimates claim that up to a half of all Yakuza members have sacrificed a finger to their boss.  (Gangs: Japan & Japan & Finger)  ibid.

 

18,156.  In recent years Yakuza turf wars have turned more vicious and deadly.  (Gangs: Japan & Japan)  ibid.

 

18,157.  The Yakuza are survivors.  (Gangs: Japan & Japan)  ibid.

 

 

77,775.  Japan suffered more than most countries from the great depression after the First World War.  (Japan & World War II)  The World at War: Banzai 6/26

 

77,776.  Peking soon fell.  And then it was Shanghai’s turn.  (Japan & China & World War II)  ibid.

 

77,777.  It was here at Nanking in December 1937 that the Japanese perpetrated what was until then one of the worst atrocities of this century when their troops massacred more than 200,000 Chinese in cold blood.  Even the Nazis were shocked.  (Japan & China & World War II)  ibid.

 

77,778.  The sun had set on one imperial power; on another the sun was still rising.  (Japan & China & World War II)  ibid.

 

 

77,779.  By that Spring of 1942 the Japanese conquests were at their peak.  The World at War: On Our Way 7/26

 

 

77,780.  There was still Japan.  (Japan & World War II)  The World at War: Japan 22/26

 

77,781.  Many had heard the news of the Pearl Harbor attack soberly.  Even apprehensively.  But then came victory after victory.  (Japan & World War II)  ibid.

 

77,782.  War had been with the Japanese people for ten years.  Since 1931 their armies had been fighting an endlessly frustrating war in China.  (Japan & World War II)  ibid.

 

77,783.  The worship of Buddha had coexisted in Japan for centuries with the ancient Shinto worship of spirits and ancestors.  (Japan & World War II)  ibid.

 

77,784.  The main function of Japanese women was to bear sons.  (Japan & World War II)  ibid.

 

77,785.  Sacrifice was necessary for victory.  And in final victory belief was still unshakable.  None knew that by June 1942 the battle had already become one of simple survival.  (Japan & World War II)  ibid.

 

77,786.  The war had been fought to secure raw materials for a land where they were scarce, particularly oil.  (Japan & World War II)  ibid.

 

77,787.  The Americans invaded Okinawa.  (Japan & World War II)  ibid.

 

77,788.  Virtually unopposed they laid Japanese cities waste.  (Japan & World War II)  ibid.

 

77,789.  Japanese wooden cities burned easily, and their citizens in them.  (Japan & World War II)  ibid.

 

 

38,989.  In February 1942 Japanese bombers attacked the Australian mainland.  (Australia & World War II & Japan)  The World at War: Pacific 23/26

 

38,990.  Sickness and disease were obstacles as formidable as Japanese bullets.  By the end of 1942 the threat to Australia had been removed.  (Australia & World War II & Japan)  ibid.

 

 

26,653.  Americans are in Japan to stay.  (World War II & Japan)  The World at War: Reckoning 25/26

 

 

26,751.  December 7 1941: Japan is about to attack the United States of America.  (World War II & Japan & United States)  World War II: The Apocalypse: American Allies aka Apocalypse: The Second World War: World Ablaze

 

26,834.  The attack would turn a European war into a World War.  ibid.

 

26,835.  Yet Japanese forces had not landed in Hawaii nor did they take Pearl Harbor.  They had sunk part of the American Pacific fleet but only by now the outdated battleships.  ibid.

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